Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe
Creating Christmas traditions with my children is one of my favorite passions. I always enjoy working in the kitchen with them and Christmas time is no different. I recently came across an old recipe from Tasha Tudor and knew I had to try it. I do believe that we will be adding these to our yearly Christmas baking tradition.
Stove top simmering potpourri
The comfort of home is what I love. The smell, the cozy feel, the lighting, the wood burning stove. Add all those together this time of the year with Christmas lights twinkling in the home and I rarely want to leave.
Preserve christmas greenery
Do you love using fresh greenery during the holiday season? Adding greenery instantly brings the outdoors in and creates a warmth to the home during the season. Add some lights to your greenery and you instantly have a festive arrangement.
White lights and fresh greenery are just two of the things I love to when putting together decorations for our home. However, I dislike having all the crumbling, dried needles falling all over the place. So, I went in search of an answer to my problem and I think I found one.
how to dry cranberries
It's the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I am sitting here with the sun streaming in and the windows open. This is rather unusual for the last days of November but I won't complain much. Children are scattered on the couches, curled up with a good book and Christmas music is playing in the background. I have three real trees up in the house and I have one partially decorated. The other two are waiting their turn but in the meantime I am enjoying them just the way they are. I am working towards creating a more slow and meaningful holiday season with my family and so I am doing several different homemade holiday ornaments. I recently shared how to dry oranges and how to use those dried oranges for a holiday garland. Yesterday I took the time to dry cranberries, which took much longer than I thought, but I really like them.
air dry clay star
My youngest daughter and I spent the day together hanging around the house. The rest of the family was all scattered in different locations and so her and I made some air dry clay ornaments for one of our Christmas trees.
I was strolling through the craft store the other day with the children in tow. I was looking for some activities that would keep them entertained during the longer days of the upcoming months. With darkness rolling in around 5:30, the days can feel long and dreary and it can be hard to keep children entertained for long hours. Air dry clay was one of the items I picked up and placed in my cart. Then an idea came to mind....